If you can't get enough of endless runners, here's another one worth checking out. Free the Network is very difficult, but you will keep coming back for more. Want to know what else is cool about this game? Pixel Blimp (pixelblimp.co.uk), the developers, has released the game simultaneously on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone!
We've installed it on our Nokia Lumia 930. Head past the break to watch our gameplay video.
How far can you roll? That's the point in Free the Network. There's a three-dimensional pipe with several black shapes that form obstacles. Press the left or right side of the screen to steer your ball. You have to look ahead to plan your moves. You'll often have to move quickly at the right moments, so make sure to pay close attention. If you prefer to use tilt, you can change it in the settings.
Flags can be used to set checkpoints. Click the flag at the bottom of the screen before crashing so you can start from that position after crashing instead of starting all the way from the beginning. You start with 20 flags, but more are available as in-app purchases. For example, 10 flags cost 99 cents.
There are only three colors at a time on the screen. There's white for the ball, black for the shapes, and colors in the background that change when you pass different zones.
The main screen displays your personal best and the previous run. The positions are also highlighted on the pipe so you can see exactly where they are.
Free the Network is a free download from the Windows Phone Store and includes 20 flags for setting checkpoints. You'll eventually run out of flags and may want to purchase more. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments!
Thanks for the tip, Arpit M.!